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How Effective are Vaccines Against Omicron?

Melissa Hawkins is an epidemiologist and public health researcher at American University. She explains the way researchers calculate how well a vaccine prevents disease, what influences these numbers and how omicron is changing things.

Rittenhouse Verdict Flies in the Face of Legal Standards for Self-defense

The Wisconsin jury decision may portend a similar outcome in another high-profile case in Georgia, where three white men are on trial for the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery after they claimed the Black man was a suspect in a rash of robberies. Like Rittenhouse, the three men claimed they were acting in self-defense.

What is the Islamic New Year? A Scholar of Religion Explains

Year one of the hijrī calendar is based on the emigration of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in the year A.D. 622 to establish the first Muslim community.

Study Shows AI-generated Fake Reports Fool Experts

Bots flooding social media with fake news about politics is bad enough. Muddying the waters in such fields as cybersecurity and health care could put lives at risk.

Why This Trial Was Different: Experts React to Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin

The guilty verdicts in the Chauvin trial are extraordinary, if unsurprising, because past incidents of police lethal use of force against unarmed civilians, particularly Black civilians, have generally not resulted in criminal convictions.

Biden, First Lady Send Ramadan Greetings to Muslims

President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden have greeted Muslims across the United States and the world at the advent of Ramadan....

Pakistani National Indicted and Sanctioned for Human Smuggling Conspiracy: DoJ

Pakistan-based Abid Ali Khan allegedly accepted payment in exchange for planning and coordinating the international travel for foreign nationals to travel from Pakistan through multiple countries, including Brazil and the United States, allegedly offered or provided false documents for foreign nationals to use for travel through multiple countries, and allegedly instructed foreign nationals that his co-conspirators would facilitate various parts of the travel between Pakistan and the United States.

You Can Fly! CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Travel Safely Within the US

In the face of continued pandemic transmission and new viral variants, we all need to remain vigilant and observe good health practices even after being vaccinated.

Gun Control Fails Quickly in Congress After Each Mass Shooting, But States Often Act

Contrary to the view that nothing changes, state legislatures consider 15% more firearm bills the year after a mass shooting. Deadlier shootings – which receive more media attention – have larger effects.

Biden Nominates Pakistani-American as Federal Trade Commissioner

Khan's appointment, in combination with Biden’s pick of another outspoken antitrust lawyer, Tim Wu, as a White House economic adviser, could signal that Biden is planning to take a more aggressive stance toward big tech than his predecessors.
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